Serie A giants Juventus’ skipper Giorgio Chiellini scored early in the match against Parma to get their title defending campaign off to a winning start. It is worth highlighting here that if Juventus manage to successfully defend their title this time around, this will be their record-extending ninth straight Serie A title.

Chiellini scored a goal in the first-half, 21 minutes into the match. Although star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored another goal in the first-half, it was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) because of an offside call.

Despite CR7 missing out on several goal-scoring opportunities in the first-half, one of his on-target shots required a difficult save from Parma goalkeeper, Luigi Sepe, who was ready for the challenge.

Earlier, Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny also produced a tough save to deny a goal to Roberto Inglese after a counter-attacking run of play form Parma had produced an opportunity.

Meanwhile, in the other encounter of the day, Serie A runners-up of the previous season Napoli won a nail-biting contest 4-3 against Fiorentina. Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne scored a brace for them which included the match deciding goal in the 67th minute of the match.

Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon were the other goal scorers for Napoli.